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Poole v. Florida

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-250 Fla. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Florida Supreme Court erred in reinstating a capital sentence issued under Florida’s pre-2016 scheme, in contravention of the Supreme Court’s holding in Hurst v. Florida that such sentences violate the Sixth Amendment because the jury did not make the requisite death-eligibility findings, including that aggravating circumstances outweigh mitigating circumstances; and (2) whether the Florida Supreme Court violated the Eighth Amendment in reinstating a capital sentence lacking a unanimous jury recommendation of death and based on a guilt-phase jury finding rendered without awareness of the consequences for capital sentencing.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 28 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 1, 2020)
Sep 23 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 24 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 30, 2020.
 
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